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58 resources with the keyterm compost

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Investigating the Compost

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concept of biodegradability. In groups, they use the internet to research the types of materials that affect the process. They collect materials from their local community and develop an experiment to test...
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De"compost"ition Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the decomposition process and the parameters which influence the rate at which it occurs. They design a "controlled" experiment by comparing decomposition rates between two compost piles. Analysis questions include...
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Selecting Soil Organisms in Compost

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students demonstrate that many of the enzyme systems needed to break down--and therefore clean up-society's wastes already exist in nature among the decomposers. They select the best starch-munching organisms by altering the environment...
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Compost Columns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this unit of lessons, students examine the role of compost columns and recycling. They create a KWL chart about garbage in Chicago. They also examine life cycles and packaging of everyday products.
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Lunchtime Investigations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a mini-landfill with the remains of their lunches and then research landfills and how trash decomposes. They identify ways to reduce their trash and repeat the lunchtime landfill looking for changes.
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Illegal Dumping

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students go on an outing and note garbage near picnic tables. They brainstorm ways to be involved with anti-litter campaigns and write letters to local officials.
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A Worm World

For Teachers K - 1st
Students maintain a compost bin and build a worm observatory. They design experiments relating to worms and record observations in a worm journal.
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All Wrapped Up

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work in teams to identify and sort types of packaging used in food production. They consider ways to reduce the environmental impact of packaging and reflect how consumer choices play a role in trash production.
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Where Shoult it Go?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students label boxes and sort trash into those items that can be recycled, composted, incinerated or taken to the landfill.
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Worm Composting: Vermiculture

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students compost in a limited space and describe the decomposing process. Students convert unwanted, organic matter, particularly food scraps and paper into fertile soil.